Old set it stains on parquet floor

mrsbee23August 9, 2012

Hello all...

New to the site :) but I thought you guys could be of great assistance. My husband & I just moved into a house that has original parquet floors dating from 1962. There are some SERIOUS stains. Considering im new to hardwood in general.... Please HELP!!!

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graywings123

Welcome to GardenWeb. I'm not a flooring expect but my guess would be that you cannot clean away the stains. There is a good chance that the parquet tiles are solid wood and could be sanded down to clean with a belt sander, with a protective finish then applied.

    Bookmark   August 10, 2012 at 12:09PM
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krissie55

There are suggestions on the internet, google ...how to get stains out of original parkay floors....

    Bookmark   August 11, 2012 at 6:24PM
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lindac

Different stains take different methods to remove them....is it grease? Ink? water spots? Black metal stains.
Try to figure out the stains and you will be more successful removing them
But likely you will have to refinish.

    Bookmark   August 11, 2012 at 10:34PM
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mrsbee23

I'm not sure what the stains are, as we just moved in in June of this year. If I were to guess, I would say old food stains because they are directly under the counters. I inserted a photo of the larger of the two most obvious stains.

Here is a link that might be useful: Large stain

    Bookmark   August 12, 2012 at 8:25AM
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krissie55

Try using a brush with a degrease cleaner, rinse well, let dry.

Do not pour water on the floor, use squeezed out wet rags for the purpose.

    Bookmark   August 18, 2012 at 12:36PM
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